CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) SAFETY: Your drinking water is safe and reliable. The health and safety of our customers and employees are top priority. We are here to serve you, and in an effort to reduce the risk of contracting and/or transmitting the coronavirus (COVID-19, MWD is asking customers to use our many online and telephone options rather than doing business in person.  Read more...

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Hindsight is 2020!

The Year in Review Highlights our Commitment to Reliable Water Delivery:

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Your Water

Please note that water service is not affected.
You can drink and use tap water as usual.
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Award Winning District!

The Special District Leadership Foundation (SDLF) has awarded the Transparency Certificate of Excellence to Montecito Water District in recognition of its outstanding efforts to promote transparency and good governance.


Sustainable Management of the Montecito Groundwater Basin

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Capital Improvement Projects

Modernizing the water distribution system is an important aspect of reliably providing high quality water to our customers.

Important Resources

  • Public Outreach Regarding Copper in Customer Tap Water
    Montecito Water District is providing this update to customers regarding water quality and copper testing. Please click here for additional information and frequently asked questions and answers. 
  • Lead and Copper Testing Program Update

    Montecito Water District participates in a lead and copper testing program in accordance with the State of California’s Lead and Copper Rule.  The purpose of the program is to monitor for lead and copper at customer taps since household plumbing is the most common source of lead and copper in drinking water.  Through its involvement in the program, the District has become aware of an elevated copper reading at one property out of thirty seven participating properties in Montecito.  The District is currently working with the property owner to determine the cause and performing additional testing to confirm that this issue is an isolated occurrence and does not exist at other locations.  Tests performed to date demonstrate that water provided by the District to its customers meets all primary and secondary drinking water standards.

  • Coronavirus (COVID 19) and Your Water

    Our top priority to is to keep employees, partners, contractors and vendors safe and healthy so we can continue to serve our customers. We have adapted some business practices for pandemic prevention and response. Click here for more information.

  • Quarterly Water Supply Update

    Updated April, 2021. A summary report for the District, provided by the General Manager.
    View here.

  • Rainfall & Reservoir Data
  • Sustainable Management of Montecito Groundwater Basin

    Groundwater is a vital component of our local water supply. Click here to learn more about SGMA.

  • Conservation is a California Way of Life

    What does this mean for District residents? Keep track of usage with weekly meter reads and promptly address any water waste causes or concerns. Choose no or low-irrigation landscaping that is appropriate for Montecito’s natural environment and that can withstand cyclical droughts. Find more water saving tips here.

  • Ready Santa Barbara County


For public health and safety,  teleconferencing is now required for all public meetings. Instructions can be found in the agenda.


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